|The Oshkosh HEMTT-LHS prototype.|
As those who come and read here regularly know I'm currently obsessed with writing several novels set in the near future. In the second and third novels my hero leads a mission off-world an I took my inspiration from the current US military HEMMTs. And there are lots of variants.
In my novel the team uses an Oshkosh M2184, a Heavy Utility High-Mobility Tactical Truck (HUHMTT) which carries palletized loads in standard ISO shipping containers with a palletized loading system.
Now I want a model.
|The metal M977 actually looks OK next to my models but the castings are rough. The resin version is nice but a bit too dainty.|
|The M977 metal and resin chassis next to some Takara VOTOMS vehicles.|
However, I have a bunch of Takara vehicles that came with the VOTOMS I bought a long time ago and I'm looking at making something up using parts from them. So my plan is to play around with bits of plastic that I have to hand and see what I can come up with. As the advertising people say, Watch This Space!
Finally, I hope that all my American readers had a good Thanksgiving day, got some bargains in the black Friday sales and generally had a good time.